Study Title and Description
Comparison of a frozen human foreskin fibroblast cell assay to an enzyme immunoassay and toxigenic culture for the detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile.
Key Questions Addressed
|1||How do different methods for detection of toxigenic C. difficile to assist with diagnosis of CDI compare in their sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values? a. Overall? b. Do performance measures vary with sample characteristics? c. Does testing strategy impact patient health or health system outcomes?|
|2||What are effective prevention strategies? a. What is the effectiveness of current prevention strategies? b. What are the harms associated with prevention strategies? c. How sustainable are prevention practices in health care (outpatient, hospital inpatient, extended care) and community settings?|
|3||What is the comparative effectiveness and harms of different antibiotic treatments? a. Does effectiveness vary by disease severity?|
|4||What are the effectiveness and harms of other interventions? a. Overall b. In patients with relapse/recurrent CDI.|
Primary Publication Information
|Title||Comparison of a frozen human foreskin fibroblast cell assay to an enzyme immunoassay and toxigenic culture for the detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile.|
|Author||Strachan AJ., Evans NE., Williams OM., Spencer RC., Greenwood R., Probert CJ.|
|Country||Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. email@example.com|
Pubmed ID: 23107315
Secondary Publication Information
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Extraction Form: Detection, prevention, treatments, and efficacy and harms of interventions for C. difficile
Results & Comparisons
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